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Jack Huston to play Ben-Hur lead in remake
16 September 2014 8:10 PM, PDT
The Wrap reports that the actor will play the titular character in Timur Bekmambetov's remake of the 1959 biblical movie.
The story of his redemption runs parallel to the life and crucifixion of Jesus, who is active in the region at the same time.
Charlton Heston played the lead role in the original 1959 film.
Ben-Hur is scheduled for release on February 26, 2016. »
A Walk Among the Tombstones review: A towering Liam Neeson performance
16 September 2014 4:01 PM, PDT
A man walks into a bar... behind him follow gun-toting thugs, sparking a shootout that spills into the street. It's a grand entrance for Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, the creation of novelist Lawrence Block, who leaves the NYPD and quits the booze after going 'Wild West' in the city. Sure, the film is littered with clichés, but a towering performance from Neeson and some delicate artistry from writer-turned-director Scott Frank (screenwriter of Out of Sight and Minority Report) lifts it above bog standard.
Even the opening credits are well-considered, with Neeson framed from below as he descends a flight of steps to finish off one of the gunmen. It's a subtle echo of the cop movies that were playing in the '70s when Block first put pen to paper on the long-running Scudder series, »
Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik attacks Frozen over 'feminist plot'
16 September 2014 3:31 PM, PDT
Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik has blasted Disney's Frozen, suggesting that it has a feminist plot and perfect-looking characters.
The actress, who plays Amy in the hit sitcom, wrote a blog post for Kveller.com titled 'Why My Sons and I Hate the Movie Frozen'. She started by joking she's about to "lose more fans" than when she described herself as a "proud liberal Zionist during Operation Protective Edge".
Bialik explained that she isn't a fan of musicals "really at all", but it's the "plot and feminism" of Frozen that upsets her.
"Sure, it's sort of hidden, but the search for a man/love/Prince is still the reigning plot line in the movie, as it is with pretty much all movies for young people which are animated," she wrote.
"The sister's desire to marry this guy she just met, and the other sister getting mad at her - »
Into the Woods: This Meryl Streep poster will give you the creeps
16 September 2014 2:30 PM, PDT
The movie, which combines the story of a childless couple with the Grimm fairy tales, also stars Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as her prince, Johnny Depp as the Wolf, and James Corden and Emily Blunt as the cursed Baker and his wife.
Sondheim recently caused controversy when he claimed that Disney had censored any adult content from the adaptation, although he later clarified that he thinks the movie version is "first rate".
Into the Woods opens on December 25 in the Us and on January 9, 2015 in the UK.
Watch the trailer below: »
Ghostbusters get their very own Krispy Kreme doughnuts
16 September 2014 1:52 PM, PDT
The Ghostbusters are finally returning - only this time, you can eat them.
Krispy Kreme has joined forces with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to release Ghostbusters doughnuts, to mark the 30th anniversary of the legendary movie series.
There are two marshmallow doughnuts available, inspired by the supernatural comedy's sweetest villains.
The Ghostbusters and Stay Puft Marshmallow Doughnuts will be available September 29 through October 31 at Us and Canadian Krispy Kreme locations only.
This is a damn shame for those outside the Us and Canada. But hey, who you gonna call? »
John Travolta defends Battlefield Earth: 'Why would I ever regret that?'
16 September 2014 1:11 PM, PDT
The long-time Scientologist produced and starred in the sci-fi movie, based on the first half of the 1982 novel of the same name by Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard.
Travolta helped fund the project with millions of dollars of his own money, and the film was a critical and commercial failure. It won nine Golden Raspberry Awards - a record until 2012.
When asked by The Daily Beast if the film was a career regret, Travolta replied: "No way, are you kidding? Why would I ever regret that?
"I had the power to do whatever I wanted, and I chose to do a book that I thought was worthy of making into a movie. It's a beautiful film. It's a good movie.
Travolta added that the film's failure was partly down »
Cara Delevingne to star in new John Green adaptation Paper Towns
16 September 2014 12:18 PM, PDT
She will play Margo in the second best-selling Green novel to be turned into a movie, following The Fault in Our Stars.
10 Things About... Cara Delevingne
Nat Wolff will star alongside Delevingne as Quentin, a young man who is asked by his neighbour - and former crush - Margo to help her get revenge on people who have hurt her.
After she vanishes the next day, clues begin appearing, and he follows them in the hope of finding her.
Green was full of praise for Delevingne on Twitter, saying that she "blew everyone away".
Cara Delevigne's audition blew everyone away (including me!) and she understands Margo profoundly. I am so excited!
— John Green (@realjohngreen) September 16, 2014
The movie's director Jake Schreier added that the »
Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes welcome baby girl
16 September 2014 11:41 AM, PDT
The Place Beyond the Pines actress gave birth on Friday, September 12, according to multiple news outlets.
It is the first child for both of the stars, who are believed to have begun dating back in September 2011.
In February this year, Mendes denied reports that she was pregnant, saying: "It's so ridiculous. It all started because I didn't want to go through those X-ray scanners at the airport, which are really creepy.
"They basically see you naked, right. And not only that, but there's a radiation aspect to it. So I always opt out. I always ask for a personal pat down."
The pair recently collaborated on Lost River, with Gosling making his directorial debut and Mendes part of the cast.
Watch a trailer for Lost River below: »
Go Back to the Future with Marty McFly's light-up trainers
16 September 2014 10:40 AM, PDT
While we eagerly wait for Nike's self-lacing shoes, Back to the Future fans will have to make do with these awesome new light-up trainers.
Popularised by Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II, these brand new sneakers are officially licensed by Universal Studios and on sale on the Halloween Costumes website.
With more stock expected on September 30, movie fans can purchase a piece of history (or at least they will be next year) for $98.99 (£60).
The stylish sneakers feature a velcro strap, multi-coloured lights and a Usb cable for recharging.
Earlier this year, Nike's Tinker Hatfield said that power laces similar to those seen in the Back to the Future sequel will soon become a reality.
The company previously auctioned off 1,500 pairs of similar trainers (minus the autolacing) for the Michael J Fox Foundation.
Perhaps fans can wear them to Secret Cinema's Back to the Future La screenings in »
Tom Hiddleston to star in King Kong movie Skull Island
16 September 2014 10:16 AM, PDT
According to The Wrap, the Loki actor will appear in Legendary's recently announced film.
The film is pencilled in for a November 15, 2016 release date.
The first King Kong movie was released in 1933 and brought its monster to life using stop-motion animation. A high-profile remake, starring Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange, was released in 1976, with a Linda Hamilton-led sequel following in 1986.
Steve Rude documentary comes to DVD, VOD
16 September 2014 9:50 AM, PDT
Rude Dude will be available on DVD and VOD on October 7.
The film has been screened at various conventions over 2014.
Rude Dude documents the creator's career and his move into fine arts, as well as his struggles with mental illness.
The DVD release includes two commentary tracks - one from Fischer and composer Ross Williams, the other from Rude's Nexus co-creator Baron. »
Kevin Smith horror comedy Tusk releases two new clips
16 September 2014 9:32 AM, PDT
The film stars Long as a radio presenter with a love of interviewing strange and interesting people.
He is lured to Canada to meet the reclusive adventurer Howard Howe (Michael Parks), only to find himself the victim of the walrus-obsessed man's crazed experiments.
The idea behind the film came from a joke on Smith's own podcast. He subsequently asked Twitter followers to vote on whether or not the film should be made.
Read our Tusk review - "sheer madness and enthusiasm"
Tusk will be released September 19 in the Us. A UK release date is yet to be announced. »
The Boxtrolls knocks Sex Tape off UK box office top spot
16 September 2014 7:09 AM, PDT
The Boxtrolls has claimed the top spot in the UK box office chart.
The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) The Boxtrolls - £2,000,597
2. (2) Lucy - £812,073
3. (-) Pride - £718,778
4. (1) Sex Tape - £673,478
5. (-) A Most Wanted Man - £610,312
6. (3) Before I Go To Sleep - £537,991
7. (5) Guardians Of The Galaxy - £614,564
8. (6) Let's Be Cops - £477,576
9. (4) The Hundred-Foot Journey - £437,650
10. (7) The Inbetweeners 2 - £332,564 »
Godzilla: Gareth Edwards on making the Halo jump sequence
16 September 2014 7:08 AM, PDT
Gareth Edwards's Godzilla packed in some of the most memorable spectacle sequences in a blockbuster this year - from the nail-biting bridge crossing to the Halo jump, there was plenty to admire about this monster reboot.
The latter scene - a High Altitude Low Opening leap by the military to face the eponymous monster - was constructed using advanced pre-visualised animatics, real-life skydiving photography and CGI.
Director Edwards added to the haunting feeling of the sequence with a prayer.
"I wanted it to have some deeper meaning to it," he said. "They're kind of like angels descending into hell, so I wanted someone to be reading a prayer at the start."
Video: Godzilla's Halo jump
Godzilla will be available on digital HD download from October 13, and Blu-ray and DVD on October 27. »
Lars von Trier to release Nymphomaniac director's cut in cinemas
16 September 2014 6:43 AM, PDT
Lars von Trier's five-and-a-half-hour-long director's cut of Nymphomaniac is set for a theatrical release.
The erotic epic was originally put out in two feature length volumes in everywhere but Denmark.
However, the complete version will now be shown in theatres across North America and a number of European countries from October 2.
Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Estonia will get the film in full, with more territories expected to follow.
Martin previously spoke to Digital Spy to discuss shooting the film's much-discussed sex scenes, her co-star Labeouf and the film's provocative ending.
Watch a trailer for Nymphomaniac below: »
Leslie Mann to star opposite Ed Helms in Vacation remake
16 September 2014 3:59 AM, PDT
The original Nation Lampoon films starred Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold - a man taking his family on a disastrous road trip.
Helms will play his now grown-up son Rusty, who attempts to recreate the holidays he remembers as a child with his own family.
Applegate will play his wife, with Chase and Beverly D'Angelo set to return in cameos.
Mann was most recently seen in The Other Woman.
Brie Larson and Ben Kingsley join Daniel Radcliffe in Brooklyn Bridge
16 September 2014 3:55 AM, PDT
Radcliffe will star as Washington Roebling, a talented but inexperienced young engineer who is left in charge of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge in the late 19th century after the death of his father (Kingsley).
His wife (Larson) is drawn into his obsession to realise his father's vision.
Brooklyn Bridge will begin shooting in Spring 2015. »
Jason Schwartzman is cruel and miserable in Listen Up Philip trailer
16 September 2014 3:29 AM, PDT
Schwartzman plays an up-and-coming author with an attitude problem.
Moss is his put upon girlfriend, with Jonathan Pryce taking on the role of his jaded literary mentor.
The film screened at the Sundance Film Festival.
Listen Up Philip will show at the London Film Festival on October 9, and receives a limited release in the Us on October 17. »
Billy Bob Thornton in talks for Sandra Bullock's Our Brand Is Crisis
16 September 2014 3:15 AM, PDT
Bullock will play 'Calamity' Jane Bodine, a retired American political consultant with a penchant for quoting famous people. Thornton's potential role has not been revealed.
Our Brand Is Crisis will begin filming later in September. »
Ben Foster joins Chris Pine and Casey Affleck in The Finest Hours
16 September 2014 2:52 AM, PDT
The Finest Hours is based on the true story of a rescue attempt in 1952 after pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard.
The Finest Hours is currently shooting in Massachusetts. »
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